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New Year’s Resolutions Through the Lens of Food Part 1

New Year’s Resolutions Through the Lens of Food Part 1

Marketplace in the French quarters of New Orleans, 1936, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Marketplace in the French quarters of New Orleans, 1936, Courtesy of Library of Congress

North Americans are historically more overweight than residents of any other nation in the world. According to Joan B. Lewis, a member of the American Dietitian Association and a registered dietitian with more than forty years of experience, historically, most of the eating patterns that you see among Americans are “sugar, salt, fat, you know fatty products, a whole lot of fried stuff, a whole lot of pork products, a whole lot of fast food, no vegetables, no fruit, [and generally] no good wholesome things" that reduce one's chance of obesity and risk factors for high blood pressure and diabetes. If you must make a New Year’s resolution, commit to making it a habit to eat more vegetables and fruits and exercise more. 

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New Year’s Resolutions Through the Lens of Food Part 2

New Year’s Resolutions Through the Lens of Food Part 2

New Year’s Food Traditions Part 3